McCollum scores 37 as Blazers down Pelicans 112-94 - KPTV - FOX 12

McCollum scores 37 as Blazers down Pelicans 112-94

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

CJ McCollum scored a career-high 37 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season with a 112-94 victory over the depleted New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

It was Portland's 15th straight home-opening victory, surpassing Boston's record of 14 (1979-92).

Damian Lillard, Portland's only remaining starter left over from last season, had 21 points and 11 assists. The Blazers are the third-youngest team in the NBA this season.

Anthony Davis had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost 111-95 at Golden State in their opener on Tuesday night.

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